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SUPPORT GROUPS          MARQUETTE AREA
 
To receive more information on support groups please call the Health Information Center at
906-225-4950 or 1-800-562-9753 ext. 4950
 
 
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Autism Spectrum Support Group - Marquette Area
Upcoming meetings are posted at:  http://marquetteasdsupport.blogspot.com/
We meet at Peter White Public Library.  Contact person is Ellen Moore 226-6971. 
 
Brain Injury Survivor Support Group
Meeting on the first Monday of the month at 6 p.m. at the Superior Alliance for Independent Living (SAIL) office. 129 Baraga Street in the nonprofit commons. . The contact person is Jennifer Elsenbroek, (906) 439-5148.
 
Bridges (AIDS) Support Group: You don’t have to do this alone! This support group is for people with HIV/AIDS, partners, families, and friends. Monthly meetings are held in private homes. Members are available for hospital and/ or home visits. For more information Contact Laura Fredrickson at 475-7651 ext. 3.
 
Bariatric Treatment Support Group: This groups meets every third Tuesday of the month from 5:00-6:30 p.m. EST.  Video conferencing is available upon request.
 
Contact Surgical Weight Loss for more information - 906-225-7979 or 1-888-655-7979.
 
MS Support Group of Marquette County -
All those affected by MS to include family members and care givers.  We meet the 3rd Thursday of each month from
6-7:30 pm in the Conference Center at Marquette General Hospital, A Duke LifePoint Hospital.  Educational presentations, speakers and support for each other and our community.  Call Lisa Taylor, 906-249-9627 if you have any questions.
 

Immediate post surgery support group is open to patients who have had bariatric surgery at MGH within the past three months. Dr. English leads the group in discussions on post surgical issues and concerns. Multidisciplinary team members are present to discuss issues such as nutrition and lifestyle changes.
 
This group meets every third Tuesday of the month from 4:30pm to 5:30pm EST in the Surgical Weight Loss conference room. Video conferencing is available upon request.
 
Ongoing support group is primarily for those who have had bariatric surgery including those who have had surgery at other centers. In addition, those who are considering bariatric surgery are welcome to attend. Dr. English facilitates the group and members of the multidisciplinary team are present to address issues and concerns. Occasionally, a guest speaker will lecture on bariatric-related topics.
 
This group meets every third Tuesday of the month from 5:45pm to 6:45pm EST in the MGH conference center. Video conferencing is available upon request.
 
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Caregiver Support Groups
Caregivers Support Group: This group meets the first Tuesday of each month at 10am at the Ishpeming Senior Center. Everyone is welcome to attend this group session to discuss anything that Caregivers experience, wonder or worry about. For more information call 485-5527.
 
Adult Caregiver Support Group: This group meets the 1st Wednesday of every month from 1-3 pm. For more information call 1-800-594-7053.
 
Cardiac Support Groups
The Link: A Support Group for People with Heart Disease and/or Diabetes
The Link meets the 4th Tuesday of each month. For more information contact Sarah Balko, RD at 906-225-3473.
 
ICD (Implantable Cardiac Defillbulator) Support Group: For more information call Kris or Lori at 225-4748 or
1-800-562-9753 ext. 4748.
 
Diabetic Support Groups
The Link: A Support Group for People with Heart Disease and/or Diabetes
The Link meets the 4th Tuesday of each month. For more information contact Sarah Balko, RD at 906- 225-3473.
 
Pediatric Diabetes Support Group: Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month. For more information please call Sarah Hendrickson at 906-475-7084.
 
Grief Support Groups
Facing the Mourning - Lake Superior Hospice hosts a quarterly - four session interactive support group designed to help with the grieving process by using visual and thought provoking tools. Week 1: Keeping Your Memories Alive, Week 2: Letter Writing, Week 3: Journaling Your Thoughts, Week 4: Working Toward the Future. Open to all who have experienced the death of a loved one. For questions or to register for a upcoming session please call Tiffany Johnson, Bereavement Coordinator, at 906.225.7760 or email tjohnson@lakesuperiorhospice.org
 
Bereavement Support Group: This group meets the second Thursday of every month at the Lake Superior Hospice office at 914 W Baraga Ave from 12-2pm the luncheon is pot luck style, guests are welcome to bring a dish to pass, LSH will provide main course.
 
Bereavement Luncheon: This group meets the second Thursday of every month at the Lake Superior Hospice office at 914 W Baraga Ave at noon for more information please call Tiffany Johnson, Bereavement Coordinator, at 906.225.7760 or email tjohnson@lakesuperiorhospice.org
 
Survivors of Suicide:Parents who have lost children: Survivors of Suicide:
Wednesday’s 6-7:30 pm. Spouses who have lost loved ones: Thursday’s 6-7:30. Please call Sharon Milkovich for more information on meeting places 225-7540 or 1-800-562-9753 ext. 7540.
 
* All Individuals seeking grief support may meet 1 on 1 with counselors at 3 pm on Monday s, and 2 pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Call 225-7760 for more information.
 
Open Grief Support: Lake Superior Hospice will be offering an Open Grief Support Group on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month from 5:30-7:00pm at Lake Superior Hospice - 914 W. Baraga Ave Marquette, MI. Tiffany Johnson, Bereavement Coordinator, at 906.225.7760 or email tjohnson@lakesuperiorhospice.org
 
N.A.M.I Support Group:
Support for Families and Loved Ones of Persons with Mental Illnesses.  Consumers of mental health services are also welcome.  This group meets the 2nd Monday of every month for family members, and the last Monday of every month for a educational meeting. The meetings start at 7pm. The current location is The Common’s Room, 129 W. Baraga Ave., west of the Children’s Museum. For more information please call Jeannette at 226-6808, or Jane at 226-8551.
 
Brain and Spine Support Groups
 
Parkinson’s Support Group: This is a support group for people with Parkinson’s. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month at the Negaunee Senior Center from 2:00- 3:30 pm. Check with Center for special programming.
For more information please call Carol at 475-6266.
 
Parkinson's Support Group-Sault St. Marie: This is a support group for people with Parkinson's. The group will meet Thursday, June 3rd at 7 PM in the Medical Library - War Memorial Hospital, SSM.
For more information call Lori at 906-253-9136.
 
Parkinson's Support Group:
For people with Parkinson’s. The group meets the second Monday of every month at Keweenaw Home Nursing, 311 6th St. Calumet, MI at 1pm.
For more information please call Diane at 1-800-594-7053.
 
Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia's Caregiver Support Group: For information concerning other Alzheimer’s Support Groups contact the Alzheimer’s Association
at (906) 228-3910 or (800) 272-3900 or visit the web site: www.alzgmc.org
 
Domestic Violence/Assault
Domestic Violence: This group meets every Tuesday from 6-8pm. A concurrent children’s group is offered. Call Kristine Blackwood at 226-6611 before attending. Call the Harbor House 24-hour crisis line for screening and more information at
226-6611 or in Alger County 1-800-455-6611.
 
Sexual Assault/Incest: For sexual assault/incest survivors and ongoing sexual assault victims call the Women’s Center at 225-1346 ext. 16 for more information.
 
Recovery/12-step confidential support groups
Alternative Recovery for Women: This support group is for women seeking an alternate path to recovery from chemical dependency. The group meets every Friday from 12-1 pm.
 
Pain Management Support Group
This group meets every other Monday 5:30-7pm (no holidays). Gather at the MGH East Entrance Atrium, meeting is held in the Joe Room. This support group meeting is currently offering Gentle Tai Chi. Coordinator is Linda Reynolds 906-345-9425. Please call with any questions.

For more information:
E-mail : linda.winslow@mghs.org
Voice : 906-225-3470
Fax :    906-225-3037